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good-bye, the first funerals for the victims of newtown connecticut's school massacre. >> and then they said her name and i prayed that it wasn't that teacher and it was. >> the grief for those families and the side of the gunman we're seeing for the first time. >>> here's what people are talking about tonight. reality sets this for a connecticut community devastated by the murders of 20 school children and six school employees. wjz has complete coverage of the tragedy. we are in newtown as some of the young victims are laid to rest. we bring you new information about the shooter's past and we talk to school leaders here in maryland. >> reporter: just three days after life in newtown, connecticut came to a terrifying halt, residents have gun the painful process of moving on. monday saw the first two funerals for last friday's mass shooting at sandy hook 6-year- old noah and jack were laid to rest. >> you shouldn't be at a 6-year- old's funeral. i mean, this is a devastating event. it just keeps getting more heartbreaking. >> reporter: he was a kind and caring boy. his
and innocence is being remembered here in baltimore and newtown, connecticut. where she was laid to rest this afternoon. >> may we have a moment of silence to remember these victims. >> reporter: she was one of 20 children fatally shot at sandy hook elementary school, a school shooting that rocked the nation. >> they're just babies, they shouldn't be taken away from their mother. >> reporter: josephine turned 7 days just three days before the shooting. she was a native of columbia maryland and moved to newtown four years ago and she loved the baltimore maryland. >> as a father of three, it's extremely upsetting and a week later everything is still setting in. >> reporter: several people gated in mount vernon to remember josephine and the 25 other victims. her family has not come forward to speak out about the shooting but released this statement. she touched the lives of so many around her. the shooting in newtown has sparked debate on gun laws, many calling for the ban of assault weapons, others for more security at schools. josephine was the last o
to determine the motive behind the connecticut school shooting. but detectives say the 20-year-old shooter may have been mentally ill and he may not have gotten the help he needed. now a call to improve the count's mental health treatment. we talk to a local expert as to what can be done to avoid more tragedies. >> reporter: it's been widely reporter adam lanza suffered some kind of personality disorder but it's unclear if his family ever tried to get him help to prevent him from turning violent. >> do we want connecticut to happen again, three times, four times, ever again? never. >> reporter: this organization nami overwhelmed by requests for help every day. >> a mother wanted the teenager to go to a psychiatrist. they could not get in to see someone for six weeks. >> reporter: from the mass shooting in tuscon aimed at gabriel giffords, many shooters suffer mental illness. funding has been slashed for decades, down $2 billion since 2009. maryland's funding down 4%. howard county executive ken hallman critical of the cuts. >> i think that mental health has been something that has not gotten t
of the connecticut school shooting. >> i'm 100% for gun control, if someone would coming with gun control that makes sense and make makes a difference. but there is no such thing >> reporter: the organization is getting hammered for the proposal to put armed guards in schools. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police in our securing our schools to protect our children, then call me crazy. i'll tell you what, the american people think it's crazy not to do it. >> reporter: new york senator chuck schumer said nothing should be taken off the table when talking about gun control. >> trying to prevent shootings in schools is like talking about trying to prevent lung cancer without talking about cigarettes. >> reporter: kay daley hutchinson is a gun supporter >> i think we ought to be looking at where the real danger is, the large clips, i think it needs to be looked at. >> reporter: several states are reexamining gun control. president obama formed a task force to look at ways to reduce gun violence. edward lawrence, "wjz" "eyewitness news." >> this ha
relief. new york, new jersey, and connecticut say they need $83 billion. the deans say they'd be grateful for a straight answer. >> what should the federal government do? >> cut through the red tape and get people in line with what they're doing. >> reporter: communities like this know they may have to fight for every dollar. in seaside heights, new jersey for wjz eyewitness news. >> for now, residents in seaside heights can only visit in the daylight. >>> the dutchess is back in the palace. she left the hospital today. the future queen spent lee days being treated for severe morning sickness. kate smiled as she entered a car that whisked her to kensington palace for more rest. media from around the world are following her every move. it will be a long 6 months. >>> coming up, an out of control driver nearly takes out a police officer. >>> a student collapses at school and it is caught on tape. see the quick actions that saved his life. >>> i know you might have thought. >> gets the beltway battle going as he issues a challenge to prin
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